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Engineering roles

Submarine Delivery Agency
Various locations
Competitive salary (plus benefits)
Closing date
16 Jul 2022
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Engineering roles

Competitive salary (plus benefits)

Various locations

Full-time, part-time, flexible working and job share opportunities are available

We’re looking for talented engineers to join us in naval architecture, mechanical engineering, quality assurance, and everything in between. If you’re ready for a remarkable career, join us to deliver the extraordinary.

About us

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is a vital part of the Ministry of Defence, providing the ultimate guarantee of our national security – and the UK’s primary defence priority. We’re working to keep the Royal Navy’s submarines in peak condition beneath the waves. We procure the nation’s submarines, project managing every stage of construction. To ensure the UK’s underwater capability is delivered safely, securely and efficiently, we work closely with the Royal Navy and industry. At all times, we stay inventive – delivering the submarines of today and tomorrow.

About the roles

Engineering is a big part of what we do – and it’s rewarding because you’ll be working on real solutions that help keep those on the front line safe and well equipped. It’s your chance to join a national endeavour, working on the some of the most technically advanced programmes in the world.

Here are some of the roles we regularly recruit for:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Weapons Engineer
  • Safety and Environmental Engineer
  • Maritime Structures Engineer
  • Naval Architect Sensors Engineer

The benefits

Whatever your background, you’ll find that SDA embraces your unique talent and perspective. Join us and you’ll enjoy a generous employer pension contribution of around 27%. You’ll benefit from a clear career path with plenty of opportunities for progression. As well as access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, you can expect plenty of support from colleagues and mentors. And you’ll be welcome to join a wide range of employee networks, including the Women’s Inclusive Network, Race & Culture Network, Pride Network, Disability Network, and more. We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work. That’s why we promote flexible working, and we support our colleagues in balancing work and home life.

Ready to deliver the extraordinary?

Discover more and apply today


The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is part of the Ministry of Defence. In partnership with the Royal Navy, the Defence Nuclear Organisation, and industry, the SDA:

  • procure submarines
  • manage the support that keeps them at sea
  • will safely dispose of them when they’ve served their purpose.

Delivering some of the world’s most advanced and technically complex equipment, this work is vital to providing the ultimate guarantee of our national security – with submarines on patrol every minute of every day. The SDA’s vision is to lead a high-performing industrial enterprise to deliver submarine capability safely, securely, and more effectively and cost efficiently each year.

Recruitment for SDA’s roles is managed by our sister organisation, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S). When you click apply, you will be redirected to their website.

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